Éiscara sings Irish music, each singer taking the lead for certain tracks and providing instrumentation and backing vocals for others. Michael plays guitar, Patrick the whistle and Sara the fiddle. Orchestration and arrangements are by Michael, Sara and Lorraine. Each original piece is listed below – click through to get to the tracks. Please enjoy the tracks as much as we did making them (which was a LOT).
This is a really beautiful piece of music originally recorded by the American group Bread in 1971. This version has lead vocals by Michael Connolly and backing from Patrick and Lorraine. It’s a lovely piece. Have a great day whenever you listen to this! Patrick xo
We recorded these songs with Éiscara maybe 7 or 8 years ago and each of them has a bit of a special place. None more so than ‘On We Go’. We had a laugh recording this and funnily enough, I think that spirit infuses the song with a bit of special magic. I hope you… Read More Music: On We Go by Éiscara
I’m getting in early this Sunday with the latest in my occasional series of music videos! This one is from our wee group, Éiscara, featuring Lorraine Cotter this time as lead vocalist. Additional vocals are provided by me, Michael Connolly and Sara Clancy. It’s Michael on the guitar. All of the video is taken in… Read More Music: ‘Against the Wind’ by Éiscara
It’s songbird Sunday! I got a lot of lovely comments about last week’s Music Post – The Maid of Culmore (click here for that). With Éiscara, we recorded a few songs and I am posting the second of those today. The song is called ‘May It Be’ and it’s a beautiful, reflective piece, with lead… Read More Music: May It Be
I’m thrilled to share this music with you. It’s an old song called ‘The Maid of Culmore’ (sometimes spelled as ‘Coolmore’) which I recorded with the Irish group, Eiscara (which includes myself, Michael Connolly, Lorraine Cotter and Sara Clancy). The video was shot these past couple of days at Narrow Water in County Down, Ireland.… Read More Music: The Maid of Culmore
Here is the latest in my occasional series of music videos! This one is from our wee group, Éiscara, featuring Sara Clancy this time as lead vocalist, with additional vocals from me, Michael Connolly and Lorraine Cotter. It’s me playing the tin whistle and Michael on the guitar. As Sara would say ‘get on yer… Read More Music: Níl Sé’n Lá (It’s not yet morning)